PRESS RELEASE: “BETTER CARE/AHCA” PROTEST

Media Advisory
June 26, 2017

For more information contact:

Holly Sprinkle, Gainesville Chair, Women’s March Gainesville
(352) 682-2303, hollysprinkle@gmail.com

Melissa Hawthorne, Gainesville Policy Director, Women’s March Gainesville
(352)-231-1893, hawthornemelissa@gmail.com

Marcie Stefan, Indivisible; Gainesville Chapter Media
(786) 271-9503, media@indivisiblegnv.org

Women’s March Gainesville Chapter to Join with Indivisible Gainesville to Protest “Better Care”/AHCA on June 27, 2017

Women’s March Gainesville Chapter and Indivisible; Gainesville are joining forces to protest “Better Care”/AHCA from 4:30-6:00 PM on Tuesday, June 27th at the 6000 block of Newberry Road, to highlight the way that women’s health and the health of pregnant women are being targeted; protesters are asked to dress as pregnant women.

This legislation targets women’s health care needs by:

  • Eliminating Medicaid expansion and putting 6.5 million women at risk
  • Removing requirements that insurance policies cover basic care
            (people with pre-existing conditions may not be able to purchase effective plans)
  • Removing maternity care coverage from essential care
  • Ending the employer mandate to provide affordable care for full time employees
  • No longer guaranteeing basic care through insurance
  • No longer covering birth control under the no-copay option

Who:  Women’s March Gainesville Chapter, Indivisible Gainesville, local residents and visitors

What: “Better Care”/ACHA protest

When: Tuesday, June 27 4:30-6:00 PM

Where:  6000 block of Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL

Interviews:  Holly Sprinkle, Melissa Hawthorne, Marcie Stefan (contact information listed above)

Links:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1933845320203479/

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